Jennifer Sears is Associate Professor English at New York City College of Technology where she is co-coordinator of the new Minor in Creative Writing. Her writing has been awarded fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), and the National Endowment for the Humanities and the 2024 Fiction Book Award from the Northeast Modern Language Association. Her stories and essays published in The Kenyon ReviewElectric Literature’s Recommended Reading Series, Witness Magazine, Guernica, Ninth Letter, Fence, The North American Review, Nabokov Studies Journal, and elsewhere have received citations in Best American Essays, Best American Short Stories, and Best American Non-Required Reading.

She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University.